turophile’s forty-nine comments

  • It turns out that the album notes conflict on the name of the first reel on the 5th track. In one place, the name of the reel has "Nose" and in another it has "Knees". more…

  • "Nose" should be "Knees"

    The first reel on the 5th track is "Up to Your Knees in Sand", not "Up to Your Nose in Sand". more…

  • Should probably be a hop jig

    I think the best location for this one would be under a "hop jig" category, which doesn't yet exist. So I'm changing this from the mazurka to the slip jig category, which is probably the closest approximation. more…

  • Version with 3rd Part

    Here's the version from Tommy Keane and Jacqueline McCarthy - The Wind Among The Reeds - with the 3rd part mentioned by Kenny. I've notated it in 3/4 rather than 9/8 to give a better feel for how they play it as a hop jig. If you want to play it as groups... more…

  • The sleeve notes from "The Chieftains 10" for this tune are very similar to those from "Lucky in Love": "The Spindle Shank Reel, a reel Matt Molloy learned from Jimmy McGettrick, a tin-whistle and flute player from Lissinany County Sligo." more…

  • Key Signature

    I agree about the correct key signature have changed it to E dorian. more…

  • 8. Tom Billy's more…

  • Jig from Song

    The online encyclopedia "The Fiddler's Companion" (http://www.ceolas.org/tunes/fc/) lists this jig under the name "The Misty Mountain." It has entries for both the jig and the song "Chi Mi na Morbheanna" (which includes the words). The entry for the jig i... more…

  • This reel is also heard on track 5 of Boil the Breakfast Early (The Chieftains 9). The album notes (written by Ciaran Mac Mathuna) call the tune Charlie's Buttermilk Mary, adding "The Charlie in question is the well known fiddler Charlie Lennon." more…

  • The Chieftains played The Repeal of the Union as the second tune of track 6 (No. 6 The Coombe) on The Chieftains 7. more…